Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?
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The gut microbiomes of apes living in captivity resemble those of some people more than they resemble apes living in the wild.
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Images from camera traps show West African lions venturing out of protected areas and closer to humans. Researchers have an idea why.
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Plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, a new study finds.
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Researchers have found a new species in the Smaug genus, named for the deadly dragon in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
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Endangered apes also face the threat of COVID-19. And they'll need our help to stay safe and avoid extinction, experts warn.
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Farms with diverse crops can protect endanged species and biodiversity while also standing up better to the effects of climate change, researchers say.
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Conservationists often translocate giraffes to establish new populations. Two new studies offer insight on what's needed to best ensure success.
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In a kind of "fatal attraction," small predators drawn to kill sites for leftover scraps may get killed themselves when big predators return for seconds.
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